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Title: Prevalance study of glaucoma in Malta and Gozo
Authors: Cachia, John
Soler, Richard
Blagojevic, Milan
Agius Muscat, Hugo
Keywords: Glaucoma
Eye -- Diseases -- Epidemiology
Glaucoma -- Malta -- Case studies
Issue Date: 1992
Publisher: Maltese Medical Journal
Citation: Maltese Medical Journal. 1992, Vol. 4(1), p. 20-25
Abstract: A glaucoma survey was carried out in Malta and Gozo. Using non-contact pulseair tonometer, 2245 participants selected on a random basis, aged 40 years and above, were examined and 3.29% were found to have glaucoma. Among them 1.69% were newly detected glaucoma cases. The main risk factors were diabetes mellitus in the personal past history and glaucoma in the family history. Age was confirmed to be a risk factor, but arterial hypertension and myopia could not be proved as risk factors. About 4000 glaucoma cases were estimated to be present in Malta and Gozo at the time of the survey. Some other ocular conditions were also found in relatively high percentages: cataract -3.3%, myopic maculopathy -2.9% and diabetic retinopathy -1.5%.
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